Written Answers. - Publication of Reports.

Wednesday, 4 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 472 No. 4

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  40.  Mr. J. Walsh  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   if he will publish the consultants report (details supplied) on the cost of providing a State-organised veterinary inspection service in meat plants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22451/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates  The report in question was commissioned by my Department in the context of the settlement of legal proceedings taken by the beef industry against my Department over the collection of meat inspection fees. A further dispute has now arisen between my Department and the beef industry in relation to this issue and discussions are taking place. I intend to publish the report when this dispute is resolved.


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